After spending our first day in London shopping, the next two days were to be spent doing the usual tourist thing.
All seven of us walked from the hotel till Somerset House. It took twenty minutes and a quick stop at Boots on the way (one of Charlotte's favourite shops now....in London they're dotted all over the place)
Somerset House was beautiful, sitting on Thames, with a lovely open air skating ring there over the festive period...that was fully booked when we tried to reserve via internet.
The children found the visit boring, and we too, were disappointed, but
we did get a nice view upon leaving of The London Eye, and later on, after Covent Garden, that's where we were going to go.
Despite the fairly mild weather, Covent garden had a very Christmassy feel.
Just because the weather wasn't freezing cold, it doesn't mean that you'd want to strip down to your underwear like this street entertainer. We left him to it, with his funny Father Christmas boxers and his knife juggling, and we went to eat round the corner and Wahaca (Mexican Restaurant) that we'd been to a couple of years ago and liked it, only this time it just got better and better.